I did a series last year (starting here) on the fundamental difference between the original Christian idea of freedom, and the almost universal modern perversion of freedom into “autonomy”, even within the churches. The series arose from my research on the historical teaching on the goodness of creation. Without grasping the radical difference in these two concepts of freedom, one cannot understand why the whole “free process” theology underlying most theistic evolution now is so far adrift from historic Christianity. In fact, it’s hard to comprehend historic Christianity at all.
Our own GD, commenting on Ted Davis’s piece about Ted Peters on BioLogos, makes the key point that “the Creation wishes to be subject to his will” as a clear consequence of its formation ex nihilo. This is profound.
It led me to discover a short essay by Anglican Peter Toon, making much the same points as my long series, only more succinctly. Read it, to get an idea of just how far modern Christianity has drifted in its attitude towards God. It’s here.